How Alabama installed a diesel-powered engine to help the state avoid a record-setting heat wave

ALABAMA, Ala.

— Alabama’s governor has signed a bill that installs a diesel engine in the state’s engine fabrication facility to help reduce emissions from the state.

The bill, Senate Bill 1092, was passed Monday by a 13-3 vote and signed into law by Gov.

Kay Ivey.

The Senate approved the measure by a 23-14 vote.

The Alabama Department of Transportation says the new diesel engine will reduce emissions by up to 40 percent.

The governor says the bill is important to help keep the state from exceeding the statewide average temperature of 85 degrees.

Ivey says she’s grateful for the support.